The Ondo State High Court in Akure has issued a directive to the State House of Assembly, instructing them to establish a panel of medical experts to investigate Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s health status.
Following his return from a medical trip to Germany, the governor reportedly moved to Ibadan, Oyo State, for further medical attention.
Concerned about the prolonged stay in Ibadan, a coalition of civil society groups, led by Olufemi Lawson, Ologun Ayodeji, Isijola K*ke, and Arogbo Olaniyi, approached the court seeking an order to compel the state assembly to examine Akeredolu’s health.
The coalition, represented by their counsel Dotun Ajulo, listed the state assembly, its speaker Olamide Oladiji, and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as respondents.
In a ruling delivered on Wednesday, Justice A. I. Kolawole instructed the lawmakers to establish a medical panel to produce a comprehensive report on the governor’s health, citing alignment with Section 189(4) of the 1999 Constitution.
The case has been adjourned to January 11, 2024.